By Agustinus Beo Da Costa
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police mentioned they’ve arrested one of many seniormost members of the Al Qaeda-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiah who is alleged to be behind the 2002 bombings on the resort island of Bali that killed over 200 individuals.
Jemaah Islamiah’s acknowledged purpose is to construct an Islamic caliphate in Southeast Asia.
Zulkarnaen, one of many commanders of the Bali assault, was arrested on Thursday by anti-terrorism police, spokesman Ahmad Ramadhan mentioned in a press release on Saturday.
He mentioned the officers met no resistance.
Reuters was unable to succeed in Zulkarnaen or discover out whether or not he had any authorized illustration. In accordance with a U.N. Safety Council report, he additionally goes by the identify Aris Sumarsono.
Zulkarnaen is believed to have been concerned in making the bombs that had been used within the Bali assaults and within the bombing of the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton resorts in Jakarta in 2009 that killed 9 individuals.
Jemaah Islamiah’s former chief Para Wijayanto was arrested in 2019.
Stanislaus Riyanta, a safety analyst, mentioned that Zulkarnaen’s arrest may both weaken Jemaah Islamiah’s operations or “spur them into motion to show their existence or search revenge”.
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